French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard

  • 10 Days
  • NG Orion
  • 102 Guests
  • Expeditions in: Apr / Jun / Jul / Aug
  • From $7,690 to $16,840

Itinerary Overview

Discover the authentic culture behind the infinite blue and green beauty

Venture to the heart of Polynesian culture and wildness on this highly immersive French Polynesia vacation where options abound. Choose to kayak, stand-up paddleboard, or take a bike ride for independent exploration and to connect with these people and islands on a personal level. Explore the historic ceremonial site, called a marae, on Raiatea where Polynesian seafarers would begin their bold expeditions sailing into the unknown—expeditions that would eventually lead to populating Hawaii and New Zealand. Sail among some of the 80 atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago, a string of tiny islands in an azure sea that hides thriving reefs we’ll explore while scuba diving and snorkeling.

EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the most important cultural sites in the Polynesian world, Marae Taputapuatea on Raiatea.
  • Snorkel or dive some of the healthiest reefs of the Pacific in the Tuamotu Archipelago.
  • Learn stand-up paddle boarding in gorgeous turquoise lagoons.
  • Watch on deck as National Geographic Orion navigates Tiputa Pass into the lagoon at Rangiroa, one of the largest atolls in the world.

Important Flight Information

Please talk to an Expedition Specialist before booking your airfare.

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Special Offers

free airfare

Book by Jul. 31, 2017 for free round-trip air between Los Angeles and Papeete. Free air is based on round-trip, economy group flights from Los Angeles to Papeete and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. New bookings only. Call for details.


book 2 or more and save 10%

Book two or more South Pacific voyages aboard National Geographic Orion and take 10% off each voyage. Savings is applicable to back-to-back or non-consecutive voyages. *This savings is available on voyage fare only, and is not valid on airfares or extensions.


free bar tab and crew tips included starting april 2017

Beginning in Apr. 2017, we will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Explorer and National Geographic Orion voyages.

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